Martin Denny

The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny [Capitol]

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Part of the great exotica resurgence of the earl '90s, this compilation from "Tiki God" Martin Denny is about as good a beach accompaniment as one could hope for. Over the span of two discs and 43 tracks, Denny and his able-bodied band provide both islanders and the landlocked with the perfect kitschy soundtrack to a hot summer night. His biggest hit, the Les Baxter-penned "Quiet Village" and radio favorites "Taste of Honey," "Ebb Tide," and "Enchantment Under the Sea" are included, so anybody confused by the three or four other collections that bear the same name need not fear that what they're getting is the runaround. Crack open a coconut, insert your straw, and pass out under the stars.

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